Capitol Reef

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Called "Wayne Wonderland" in the 1920s by local boosters Affirm P. Pectol and Joseph S. Hickman, Capitol Reef National Park comprises 378 square miles of colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. About 75 miles of the long up-thrust called the "Waterpocket Fold", extending like a rugged spine from Thousand Lake Plateau southward to Lake Powell, is preserved within the park boundary. "Capitol Reef" is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular part of the Waterpocket Fold near the Fremont River.

 

This Capitol Reef National Park page is organized into links to view different areas within the park and surrounding area.  Select a link to view the photos from that area.

Old Fruita School

Indian Petroglyphs
Scenic Drive Byway
Goosenecks Overlook
Highway 12 to Boulder - Anasazi Indian Village
Kodi and Perry's trip to the park in 2003

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These are photos of the old Fruita School House taken during our trip to Lake Powell in June of 2010.

 

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The Protroglyphs just a mile east of the Visitors Center on Highway 24.  We took these pictures during out trip to Lake Powell in June of 2010.

 

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At the Visitor Center there is a Scenic Drive to Capitol Gorge.  These pictures were taken during the 10 mile drive in June of 2010.

 

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There is a overlook on the side road that takes you to the Gooseneck canyon cut by the Fremont River.  There pictures are from the overlook in June of 2010.

 

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These are pictures along Highway 12 between Torrey and Boulder City on the Boulder Mountain.  Highway 12 is noted as one of the top 10 in the US.  We visited the restored Anasazi Indian Village in the town of Boulder.

 

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These pictures were taken during a trip back from Hanksville through Capitol Reef.  We camped over night in Johnson Valley above Fremont, and visited the Fish Lake lodge in 2003.

 

 

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